Thursday, June 19, 2008

Juggling Act


Jack is a week old. It makes me laugh to think of myself as a new mom with one child. One seems so easy now. When I had Kennedy I stressed over everything. I called the nurse advice line at least once a week for several months. I remember calling one time about her sucking her thumb and she had a sore on her thumb from the sucking. Who calls about things like that? A crazy, stressed-out first time mom, that's who.

Two was ok to manage and it got pretty easy as Tristan got older. It was nice for them to start playing together. It would have been easier these past few months had I not been pregnant. How funny I must have looked at 8 months pregnant running down the street after my toddler who could outrun me by a mile.

So far having three is like a juggling act. One is always up in the air. . .at all times at least one of my kids needs something right now. I wonder how I will manage when my mom leaves. . .

So far though, Jack has been a heavy sleeper. I have to force him awake sometimes just to eat. He was gaining weight really well at first but the past few days he has slept almost the whole day. And, in spite of a rough first night home from the hospital, he has done really well at night. I feed him before I go to bed and he wakes up half-way through the night and then again in the morning when it's time to get up. I take him for a weight check tomorrow to find out how he's growing.

6 comments:

Stoker Family said...

He is so adorable. I have been waiting for some new pictures. How has your recovery been? It took me awhile to adjust to 3 kids, it is a lot different. good luck with everything.

The Batchelors said...

Congratulations! He is so cute. 3 is definitely a challenge. Suddenly you are outnumbered. I keep telling Scott that our family feels very full right now. That's a nice way of putting it. Good luck!

Libby said...

What a beautiful baby!!! Your kids are so cute. They are little Christophers!!!! Congrats! Hey, we went to Utah last week and drove through Beaver. Well, we stayed on the freeway, but I now sort of have a picture in my mind of where you grew up.

Native Minnow said...

Um, I'm a bad friend, and can't remember if I've congratulated you on the birth of Jack yet. So, if I haven't, congratulations!!! I would say that three was the hardest, since you only have two hands, but I wasn't really around after the third one was born, so I don't really know for sure ;-)

Lucy said...

Oh, Christi, I remember the bewilderment that happens with three. I wish I could tell you it gets better. Maybe your sweet Jack won't keep you on your toes until he's two and a half like my Henry. Thankfully, they are so cute to make us want them to stay. And he is beautiful.

Palma said...

Well said.